tv The Young Turks With Cenk Uygur Current December 5, 2012 1:00am-2:00am PST
w, right? first we start in egypt where the new president has time to give himself unchecked powers with no oversight over his additions. tens of thousands of protestors marching on the palace. they've breached blockades barbed wire and it is a mess over there. they say this is the last stand and the last warning. over in syria the government is apparently moving its chemical weapons. now, of course is a red line for nato and the u.s. and even russia is concerned about this, saying if you use chemical weapons, then the international community will have to respond. already 40,000 dead in syria. >> in iran, they have apparently captured another of our drones. >> they claim they brought down
a scan eekle on the ground the zone. it's a small surveillance drone generally used to watch their own ships not an armed drone. if iran brought it down, the u.s. will see that as an aggressive action. last month they tried to shoot one down in the same place. ayear ago iran claimed to have brought down a more technical drone. >> cenk: that is three different instances of at least firing or capturing one of our drones. the last time the americans said no absolutely not, one of our drones just happened to get lost. later, they said yeah, ok, that was our drone. by the way we want it back from iran. we're just flying an illegal drone over your air space would you give i did back to us. iran said no. take a look at this map.
look at our bases and fleet surrounding iran. somebody said iran is starting to start a war with the u.s. look how close they put their country to our military bases. the issue of the zone is tragic. in iran, they're just doing surveillance as far as we though. walter green went to pakistan to look into this further, one of the few journalists doing that, president of the brave new foundation, also the director of rethink afghanistan, koch brothers exposed author. what did you see? >> it was extraordinary the moral issues, security issues. they interview people and put them on film, old people, young people talking about family members killed by our zones. they would turn to me and say
please will you go talk to president obama and explain to him we're poor people, uneducated people, we're thought terrorists as if i could walk into the president's office. one man holds up a picture of his mother, 65 years old and he brought the picture to prove to me she was not a terrorist. so we're doing some awful things in materials of killing and it's important that we begin to make the moral argument, but also there's a security argument. we have taken, there are 100 bad guys over there and turned it into a million people who detest us now for what we're doing to them their community homes and schools. schools are empty in the tribal area because parents are afraid to send them to school, because the drones are over 24/7. it's not just when they strike and kill, it's the ongoing presence, who is going to be assassinated next. >> collections of people draw
strikes. i wish we lived in a world where president obama would actually listen to a progressive like you, robert, but unfortunately we're not in that world. so now, i understand you talked to enron kahn who might be interim president in afghanistan. i want to show that. >> there was a drone attack three months back that killed seven people. the rescuers came, another drone attack killed seven more. more rescuers came, another drone attack, they killed 22 people. how can you justify that no. >> there is what's called a double tell. what do we do here? explain it and why are we doing it? >> remember, we are not at war with pakistan. this is being done by the c.i.a. it's not being done by the military. there is a whole series that legal questions coming up from the united nations and countries around the world investigations going on.
we are supporting some of the bills that are asking for investigations. the dowell tap which if it can be proven may well be an actual legal war crime is there's a strike, people are hurt and i had a young boy tell me this story and it was very, very powerful. people then wanted to go to help the people who have been hurt by the drone strike, many of them who are innocent and they're afraid to go because those who are helped are hit with often what's called a double tap. the video we just released, 178 children, children have been killed by the drones. that's an extraordinary number and it's very clear these are not terrorists. >> they say anybody who is military age male, what does that mean, we're all military aged males, they can bomb this whole place it's considered a militant. we don't know if that's true, but the children are not military aged militants we know that those deaths are wrong and
ron confident ahn talked about the feelings of anti americanism that arise from that. >> marriage ceremonies have been bombed funerals have been bombed. tribal elders holding a council they bomb them. killed 40 elders. all it's doing is increasing militant cy and hatred. >> cenk: why are we doing it as if. >> if you believe in military solutions to problems, you invade occupy, kill and use drones. it is turning a huge population against us. actually, drones are a security problem, because they're making us less safe. at one person said to me, taliban, al-qaeda, they don't
need to recruit anymore. they go to where a drone has struck and those people powerless, angry and furious are lining up and saying take us next. >> cenk: there is so much more that you guys have released in video that is so powerful. they talk about the terror of constantly being under those drones. the word i use is appropriate terror. they live in terror. >> cenk: when we come back, we're going to switch to a totally different kind of war the war on christmas. we're going to declare a war of the war on christmas. >> you're probably aware by now our nation's been empty broiled in a long, bitter war. >> the first salvo in the war on christmas. >> the war on christmas. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one
>> cenk: bill o'reilly has been conducting this insane war on christmas idea. undeterred by the fact that jesus christ was born nowhere near december 25 people think around september is when his birth was if he really existed. oh my god, i can't believe i said that. the christmas tree was an old pagan tradition. bill o'reilly is not interested in facts he decided to attack
the governor of rhode island. watch. >> governor, a holiday tree, a holiday tree, really governor? where did the holiday tree come from? >> last year, when the subject came up about what we're going to do at this time of year, i said just do what the previous governor did we're not going to change thinking. that's what we did. somehow this has erupted into some kind of controversy. i did what the governor did before. >> all i want to do is keep the traditions of christmas that make most americans happy. most americans want to call it a christmas tree. you're imposing your will and making unhappy in the season of joy. >> cenk: you're in the minority. they should shut their mouths and have no rights whatsoever.
that's right we don't live in that kind of government where we're supposed to not establish a religion. where did the christmas tree come from anyway? >> it came from slavac traditions. early christians were dead set against them. they were pagan trees. then he brings out and atheist to have a fight with him. >> you're an atheist. that's fine. i don't look down on you. >> thank you. >> if you want to be one we're in america be it. why you are messing around with my tradition christmas just leave it alone you and your periband of fascists. >> you called me a fascist. i'm a patriot sir who has taken the crazyette notion that everybody in the country is equal and the government has to treat everybody fairly. that's fascism.
>> you said banish christmas trees. >> i did not say that. >> do you know how touchy they get if you mention fascist in the right wing. o'reilly throws it around like nobody's business. let's go to the facts on this so-called christmas tree. let them over whom the fires of hell are imminent: >> do you understand that? calling the pagan tree a christmas tree, bill o'reilly, you might burn in hell. we're not done. i want to give credit to a great point. if bill o'reilly cared about
what he talks about wouldn't he hate christmas and be doing the war on christmas? all christmas is is a redistribution of wealth. now, who would be the makers are christmas? well, the makers would be the elves, right? and who would be the takers? those annoying little kids. why you are taking from the makers and giving to the takers, bill o'reilly? why are you doing that to america. this isn't right bill. i knew somebody who told me it wasn't right. >> people feel that they are entitled to things and they want stuff. >> cenk: they want stuff like in christmas, a christmas tree. i was in favor of that. oops. awesome. we also have muslims who think along the same lines. you must practice our holidays.
>> cenk: at least bill o'reilly didn't call for beheading folks. he does agree if it's the major tyree lidgeen in that state everybody must follow it. way to agree with fundamentalist muslims, bill. >> when we come back, a little fun, a hey, yo?! i lost audio. what happened?! [ ice crackling ] what!?!? oh, it better not be! what's going on? ♪ ♪ it's time to put a stop to this! yay-e, yay-e! [ male announcer ] the coors light silver bullet pint. it's bigger. it's resealable. it's still the coldest. ♪ ♪ get out of my booth!!! [ male announcer ] frost brewed coors light. the world's most refreshing beer.
>> cenk: we're going to do a couple of fun stories here. anna's going to tell us about this. >> we're going to do a bit of sexploration. nadia wasn't able to travel home the day before thanksgiving, but she thought she would take advantage of the opportunity and have sex all throughout campus and then write about it. >> cenk: i read the whole thing. >> i'm sure you did. a lot of peopleeo travellack home someso thehe campus was relatively empty. she talked about about some of it writing: >> you guys get it. >> cenk: wait until bill
o'reilly gets ahold of that. you talk about the war on christmas. >> she starts off in the library, but gets into the details. she wants to give the student some advice on what they should do if they do want to fornicate in the library: >> cenk: i'm going to put a pause right here. i think i got to be grandpa cenk, i'm too old now. in the old days, i would have been like yeah, you know what i'm saying. in these days, i'm like if my daughter wrote that, i don't know. >> is it the writing part of it or i'm thinking if i'm reading that note to self, don't go to that section of the books or touch those books where things have been penetrated and pages sticking together. >> you cut out the dear forum i
they ever thought if would happen to me. this has existed forever grandpa cenk, this sort of erotica. >> i think the way that she wrote it was very blunt and in a lot of ways vulgar. she uses the f. word multiple times and talks about him penetrating her. for some reason the word penetrate made me a little comfortable -- uncomfortable. >> a slip. we didn't say anything. >> out of nowhere she said the word grab. i'm like that wasn't written anywhere. >> all right, all right. but also, keep in mind that berkely is a very liberal campus where you are encouraged to explore your sexuality:
>> cenk: this is where i get a little conservative again. like if it was my daughter, no more naked orgies. >> if cenk read this years ago he would be all for this column. >> we f.ed here and penetrate here and i found that book and stuck that and -- [ laughter ] >> i don't want to hear anymore. >> cenk: as if that wasn't enough, let's talk about sex
addiction. >> we talk about sex addiction from time to time and question whether it actually exists. is it something pharmaceutical companies made up to push drugs in the future? one woman said it is real and published a comprehensive book on sex addiction in britain. she interviewed 350 people to do research for this book. it's interesting. she thinks that porn is the gateway to sex addiction. she says pop is like the gateway drug unlike drugs or alcohol users don't even realize they're dealing with something that might proof to be addictive. >> in the past, i was skeptical about this, too like sex addicts, yeah, it's called men right, and to some degree women because we have d.n.a. we're we're instructed to do that. we're built to do that. in my old age again i've become more reasonable. there are some people who have an unhealthy addiction and will
destroy their lives, bank accounts, to go to prostitutes,ette set at a. i think it's real. >> i totally think it's real. i know people who have allegedly. there's not a great deal of see this for it, oh, my gosh, i feel terrible, my friend's addicted to sex. >> cenk: he keeps getting laid over and over again. i feel terrible for him. >> there's a compulsiveness about it that leads to addiction a. >> cenk: are we nan mouse? >> people going through a tough time are looking for something to escape, too and a lot of times it is drugs and alcohol. a lot of times people who become addicted to sex the reason it happens is that's their escapism what they do. >> cenk: among all the different escape routes, maybe there's a better one. when we come back, elbow of the day. i might do something
there is so much going on that exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewer to understand why things have happened. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow. (vo) now, it's your turn. (vo) connect with the young turks with cenk uygur. >> it's go time. >> cenk: if there's one thing we know about chris christie. he is against federal aid. he does not believe in handouts from the government. this is him speaking this year. >> government is now telling
them stop dreaming, stop striving, we'll take care of you. we are turning into a paternalistic entitlement type society. >> cenk: it is outrageous, we don't need the stinking government. you feel you're entitled to things right? after superstorm sandy guess what he wanted money from? the federal government. he is entitled to seventies 5% of cost and repairs, et cetera. he didn't ask for 75%. >> i am requesting that the federal government exercise its discretion: >> cenk: what happened, chris? you don't want to feel entitled to that, do you? you don't need no stinking
federal government. that's a honedout, man so pull up your belt if you can. that's wrong. glass house but number one ok, so chris christie, here we go, i'm going -- wait a minute. while i was away, apparently this happened on the "young turks." >> chris christie, from the "young turks," we wish you a very very happy thanksgiving and say to you governor christie for the rest of 2012, we will not utter an ill word about you and we look forward to 2013. >> cenk: i can't drop the elbow. i've got to give him a pardon for the rest of the year. why did you do that? we'll put somebody else in the middle of the ring. who was also an absurd makeup? well, rush has got a different theory on what happened to lee
von belcher. >> can we talk about the damage that decades of liberalism have done to the american family, particularly minority families, but it's nevertheless, there is a social dissent allegation taking place in way too many parts of this country and there are reasons why it is happening. this deterioration and cultural rot is often glorified. >> cenk: rush limbaugh, married four different times. divorced three times. yeah it's the liberal's fault. by the way, also if you noticed he mentioned oh, minorities. he later went on to say if i told you what i really thought it might be considered